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DRY FREEZE [1 record]

Record 1 2007-04-02


Subject field(s)
  • Atmospheric, Climatic and Meteorological Phenomena
  • Climatology

The freezing of the soil and terrestrial objects caused by a reduction of temperature when the adjacent air does not contain sufficient moisture for the formation of hoarfrost on exposed surfaces.


A dry freeze is usually considered to be a more local and short-period (probably radiative) phenomenon than a freeze.


  • Phénomènes météorologiques, climatiques et atmosphériques
  • Climatologie

Gelée du sol ou d'objets terrestres causée par une baisse de température alors que l'air adjacent ne contient pas assez de vapeur d'eau pour produire une gelée blanche.


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